While the new site is still a work in progress (I FINALLY got past posts imported from the old database…they all need to have format updates and I need to build separate pages blah, blah, blah…), I thought of a new prompt for the next show.
Actually, I was on the train home to Boston from NYC when I came up with three little word to drive out esteemed, wonderful and amazingly talented authors (the “Word Count Irregulars”) who participate in our show.
Those three words? Hold onto your horses…
As we continue our march toward the seminal Episode 50 I’m soliciting ideas for the big show…so send me your thoughts on that. Should it be a “Best of?” Should we include Author interviews? Should everyone record their stories naked (Like I always do)? Who knows…email me or tweet me.
In the meantime, for those unfamiliar with the show…
The Word Count Podcast is truly one of my joys. I direct, produce, write and host the show—and also come up with the various themes our writers—The “Word Count Irregulars”—use to create unique and brilliant stories.
All for the listener and lovers of great storytelling.
There are no endorsements…no paid stories. It’s all done for the love of the written word. And downloads are always free. Always.
The only thing I ask is a little help via social media to point folks at the show.
To start listening go to either my Libsyn Page or to iTunes:
There are forty-seven shows available right now!
But in the meantime…Episode 48 and those three little words…
Train. Blink. Dark.
THE WORD COUNT EPISODE 48
Submission Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by FRIDAY 29 MAY 2015 by MIDNIGHT Eastern time.
THE DETAILS: The work must be an original work based on the key words:
“Train. Blink. Dark.”
Do NOT exceed SEVEN minutes.
As this is a podcast, I need to receive a file of YOU, a friend or multiple friends reading (singing or otherwise performing) your work. MP3 FORMAT ONLY, and please attach your MP3 file to an e-mail or contact me for a Dropbox link.
Your submission MUST also contain the following:
- Your pen name
- Your latest bio
- Links to your website(s) – Include your personal site, Facebook Fanpage etc.
- Your Twitter handle (if you have one)
- A photo of you I can use for the show notes
- At the end of your recording, please add “This is <state your name> author of <state your work(s)> and you’re listening to The Word Count Podcast”
- Permission to use your recording in the podcast.
Send your file to email@example.com (or via the dropbox link I can provide) by 29 May 2015. You can also e-mail me with questions beforehand. I do reserve the right NOT to post your submission, but will communicate that to you should it be the case. I add the ‘Explicit’ tag to the ‘cast, so if your story uses adult themes or language that’s ok—but it should be necessary for the story.
I’ll only be accepting SEVEN stories this time—so get moving!